Brass Band Sundays

We are pleased to bring the popular brass band concerts to Clarence Park Bandstand throughout the year, featuring the region’s best brass bands in a 2-hour concert on occasional Sunday afternoons.   More »


Want To Play Clarence?

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Want To Play Clarence 2014?

It’s that time of year again – applications are open for your band to play Clarence Park Festival 2014!

Last year was huge – about 7,500 people we reckon – and there’s at least 20 slots open for acts who want to tell us how damn good they are. We’re up for pretty much anything from good hard rock right down to acoustic speedcore [what the hell is that? – Ed]

It’s easy to get in the queue. Simply visit our application page and walk through the details. You’ll be asked to upload a couple of MP3s and point us at a video and stuff, and we promise to review them all. There’s even some handy tips on what we look for.

Applications are open right up until the end of March, so get yourselves in there.

Blues Festival – Acts Confirmed

PosterWe’ve finalised the line-up for this years Blues Festival. We hope you’ll be able to join us :) See below for the details:


Thursday 7th November

7pm – Warehouse 23



Tickets £15 advance, £17 on the door.


Friday 8th November

7pm – Fernandes Brewery Tap, off Kirkgate.

SHAWN JONES – American Country Blues guitarist 

free entry


Saturday 9th November

2pm to 7pm – The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield





free entry


8pm – The Graziers, George Street, Wakefield



free entry


Sunday 10th November

2pm to 4pm – Trad Music, Lower Kirkgate

CHRIS HANKS (guitar demo)

free entry


4pm to 9.30pm – The Bull and Fairhouse, George Street





free entry

(raffle and food)

KT’s Blues Festival

bluesYou’ve just had to turn the heating on so you know its getting near that time again. KT’s Blues Festival will be with us soon, the 7th of November to be precise, over 4 days featuring 12 bands in 6 venues, all of which sell beer, woohoo! :)

We are pleased to announce that old favourites Dr Feelgood will be this years headliners, and will be joined by a calvalcade of other great Blues artistes which we will announce shortly.

Keep your ears to the ground for those announcements, we’ll put them out on here, and facebook, and twitter and everywhere else we possibly can asap.

Just like cable knit sweaters, roaring fireplaces and big pots of stew (mmm :-P), early winter is Wakefield City Blues time. Embrace the icy winds, horizontal rain, and dark evenings safe in the knowledge that our fine city has oodles of brilliant blues music to warm your cockles. See you There :) x


Opening Headline
Gig on 
THURSDAY 7th NOVEMBER featuring Dr.FEELGOOD (plus support)
 @ WAREHOUSE 23,  23 Smythe Street, Wakefield, WF1 1ED
Advance Tickets £15 available from WAREHOUSE 23 Box Office ( 01924 724523) or via ticket line www.ticketline.co.uk.
Also available from Wakefield outlets: Trad Music, Lower Kirkgate, Tourist Information Centre, Bullring, or Fernandese Brewery Tap, off Lower Kirkgate.
OR ring Wakefield Music Collective for further details
01924 695060/07913170445


Clarence Kicks Off!

Benjamin Bloom

Benjamin Bloom

Want some more live music? Oh go on then :)

Tonight we are proud to present our official pre-festival gig at The Hop.

As usual its totally free, and we’ve 3 bands for you to enjoy.


Belladonic Haze, a classic rock band with a mixture of songs that range from pop rock, to jangley indie, to tender ballads, right through to the downright sleazy.

Aztec Doll, drawing upon influences such as; The Cure, PJ Harvey, Siouxsie & The Banshees and many others, the band have managed to create a dark yet inviting sound.

Benjamin Bloom, what to say about a major favourite from last year? Well basically he’s ace, come and see for yourself the purveyor of peculiar pop, governor of glam rock – witness the Weird & Wonderful World of Benjamin Bloom tonight from 8pm, upstairs at The Hop.

See you there :) x